Pressure on Iran will continue until it changes its policy, ends its nuclear ambitions, the White House said.
Iran has previously said that it does not commit itself to the storage of stocks of low-enriched uranium.
“The Iranian regime took action today to increase its uranium enrichment. It was a mistake under the Iran nuclear deal to allow Iran to enrich uranium at any level. There is little doubt that even before the deal’s existence, Iran was violating its terms. We must restore the longstanding nonproliferation standard of no enrichment for Iran. The United States and its allies will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.
Maximum pressure on the Iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action. The regime must end its nuclear ambitions and its malign behavior,” – said the press secretary of the White House.
On the anniversary of the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran announced the termination of the implementation of a number of items of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program – regarding the reserves of enriched uranium and heavy water.
Iran explained the measures taken by the U.S. violations of the nuclear deal and the introduction of sanctions against Tehran by Washington, as well as the inability of the remaining members of the JPOA (Germany, France, Britain, China and Russia) to properly solve the problems. In this regard, Iran has given these countries 60 days to ensure the interests of Iran, while promising to return to the execution of suspended obligations, if they manage to solve the problems arising in connection with the actions of the United States.
At the same time, the next stage (coming July 7), if the countries-members of the nuclear deal do not secure the interests of Iran within the specified period, Tehran has declared its readiness to suspend the modernization of the reactor in Arak, which was part of the JPOA, and abandon uranium enrichment restrictions.